The delta variant of the corona virus is currently spreading rapidly in large parts of the world.
The contagious mutation has already been detected frequently in Bavaria as well - and the trend is rising.
Erlangen - It could be so nice.
Ever decreasing incidence figures and a steadily increasing vaccination rate are already raising faint hopes in the population that the corona pandemic will soon end *.
In truth, however, a new corona mutation * is causing great concern for virologists and experts.
This is B.1.617.2 - called the Delta variant.
The mutation was first detected in India and is currently developing rapidly in Great Britain, for example.
But there have also been numerous cases of the mutation in Bavaria.
And there are more every day.
Delta variant: 189 proven cases in Bavaria
By June 17, the Delta variant had been detected in 189 cases in Bavaria.
This was explained by the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) on
A week earlier (June 10) there were a total of 164 cases of the Delta variant reported to the LGL.
The LGL emphasizes that the complex procedure using whole genome sequencing must be used to differentiate the delta variant and that there may be a delay in the reports and under-recording of the last two to three weeks.
Video: Delta variant on the advance in Bavaria
The development of the numbers in relation to the Delta variant is worrying across Europe *.
The example of Great Britain shows how quickly the mutation can spread.
11,000 new infections with the corona virus were reported there on Thursday (June 17).
Around 90 percent of the cases are associated with the delta variant.
Compared to that, the situation in this country is still relaxed.
6.2 percent of all reported cases in Germany are due to the contagious mutation.
However, the numbers are based on the week between May 31st and June 6th.
pharmacy look around
, according to it was in southern Germany between 8 and 13 June, eleven percent of cases, the variant Delta were affected by the.
Worrying corona mutations
Worrying corona mutations
Alpha: B.1.1.7 (detected for the first time in Great Britain)
Beta: B.1.351 (detected for the first time in South Africa)
Gamma: P.1 (proven for the first time in Brazil)
Delta: B.1.617.2 (first detected in India)
In view of the rapid spread of the mutation, Bavaria's Minister of Health Klaus Holetschek (CSU *) also warns against underestimating the variant.
"Its occurrence and its high degree of infection show us that we have not yet defeated Corona despite noticeably falling incidence values," said Holetschek of the
For this reason, the CSU politician also warned not to take the distance and hygiene rules lightly.
“We still need
Caution and caution must continue to determine action. ”The delta variant is much more contagious than the original form of the coronavirus.
Especially indoors it is therefore important to continue to comply with the applicable mask and distance rules.
In addition, those who have been vaccinated for the first time have relatively little protection against the mutation.
Only the second vaccination dose protects people sufficiently against infection or serious disease.
Delta variant: asylum seeker accommodation in Wolfratshausen in quarantine
There may also have been an infection with the new Delta variant outside the gates of Munich.
In an asylum seeker accommodation in Wolfratshausen (Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district *), a 21-year-old man tested positive for the corona virus.
He is suspected that the infection is the first variant found in India.
Two floors of the asylum seeker accommodation were therefore quarantined to prevent further infections.
Further tests of the residents were carried out.
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